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  • Published: 27 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241950968
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99
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Ways of Curating




The world's most famous curator shows how we can use the process of curation outside the art world

Drawing on his own experiences and inspirations - from staging his first exhibition in his tiny Zurich kitchen in 1986 to encounters with artists, exhibition makers and thinkers - Hans Ulrich Obristlooks to inspire all those engaged in the creation of culture.

Moving from meetings with artists to the creation of the first public museums in the 18th century, recounting the practice of inspirational figures such as Diaghilev, skipping between exhibitions, continents and centuries, Ways of Curating argues that curation is far from a static practice. Driven by curiosity, at its best it allows us to create the future.

  • Published: 27 May 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241950968
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and critic. Since 2006 he has been Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.

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Praise for Ways of Curating

One of the most colourful figures in the artworld today . . . Hans Ulrich Obrist [is] not so much a curator as a human whirlwind

Guardian

An engaging and erudite work that argues persuasively for the continued relevance of curating for the arts and wider society. His book is about the curator's role as a maker of exhibitions, a task that involves tracing hidden connections between artworks and forging untrammelled routes across culture in search of new ways of experiencing art; new ways of looking at the world around us. If that sounds like an impossibly romantic definition it's because this is an unapologetically personal account of the profession's development

Ekow Eshun, Independent

The sheer energy [Obrist] has brought to working with artists themselves is the abiding impression of Ways of Curating

Brian Dillon, Literary Review

This is a highly intelligent, thoughtful and thought-provoking book. Obrist emerges as both scholarly and energetically engaged with the proliferation of ideas in modern culture today

Financial Times

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